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Westerberg Settles Case with DNR to Speed Improvements in Water Quality for Wisconsin Lake

| Apr 19, 2017 | 2017 News |

Attorney Christa Westerberg recently settled a case to speed improvements in water quality for a Northern Wisconsin lake. As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal, Lac Courte Orielles near Hayward has suffered from excessive phosphorus that threatens the lake’s prize muskie fishery. As part of the settlement, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has agreed to initiate its rulemaking process to set a new phosphorus standard for the lake, the first step towards reducing phosphorus levels.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa also participated in the case as petitioners, and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association intervened as a respondent.

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